Per Act 50, Wisconsin's Electronics Recycling Law signed by Governor Doyle in October 2009, consumers are no longer able to dispose of many household electronic devices in landfills or incinerators. This includes computers and computer accessories, TV's, cell phones, VCR and DVD players, and other video display devices. Most electronics contain some level of potentially harmful substances including lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, heavy metals, and chemical flame retardants. If landfilled or incinerated, these chemicals can enter groundwater, surface water, or the air where they pose a risk to human and environmental health.
To recycle electronics, the following local companies are registered collectors where discarded electronics may be taken to be recycled:
Complete list of Registered Collectors
NOTE: Please be sure to call or visit the website of the registered E-cycle collector company before taking in any electronics for recycling, as some businesses have restrictions or fees on items they accept. If a special pickup is needed, please call Johns Disposal Services, a registered collector for E-cycling in Wisconsin, at 1-888-473-4701 for pricing and to schedule a pick-up. For further information, please call the Public Works Department at 414-425-2592.
To Recycle Electronics Contact:
1-888-473-4701 or 262-473-4700
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Registered E-Cycle Collectors